800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Please click here to read an important COVID-19 messageAlso note that our same day shipping cut off has been temporarily been moved to 10AM CST. 

One Act Plays

Currently Filtered by:
  1. Remove This Item Target Audience: High School
  2. Remove This Item Target Audience: College and Adult
  3. Remove This Item Target Audience: Praise Groups
  4. Remove This Item Genre: Comedy
  5. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fairy Tale
  6. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Fables/Folklore
  7. Remove This Item Sub-genre: Romance
Filter By
Category
  1. New In Print (4)
  2. Full Length Plays (123)
  3. One Act Plays (41)
  4. One Act Competition Winners (1)
  5. UIL Approved Titles (27)
  6. Musicals (36)
  7. Musicals with Accompaniment CDs (16)
  8. Collections (12)
  9. Ten-minute Theatre (6)
  10. Bilingual Titles (4)
  11. Audience Participation (7)
  12. Digital Scripts (37)
  13. Livestream Titles (127)

Filter By

Target Audience
  1. Young Audiences (57)
  2. Middle School (62)
  3. High School (38)
  4. College and Adult (30)
  5. Family (all ages) (56)
  6. Senior Adults (5)
  7. Praise Groups (2)
Themes
  1. Crime (3)
  2. Culture (8)
  3. Entertainment (9)
  4. Relationship/Family (20)
  5. Religion (3)
  6. School Issues (6)
  7. Holiday (2)
  8. Illness/Disability (1)
  9. Substance Abuse (1)
Sub-theme
  1. Murder (1)
  2. Stealing (2)
  3. British (1)
  4. Hispanic/Latino (1)
  5. Asian (1)
  6. French (2)
  7. Showbiz (3)
  8. Visual Arts (3)
  9. Music (1)
  10. Dance (2)
  11. Marriage & Divorce (5)
  12. Abusive Relationships (3)
  13. Infidelity/Cheating (3)
  14. Dating (8)
  15. Christianity (2)
  16. Judaism (2)
  17. Buddhism (1)
  18. Islam (1)
  19. Teaching (3)
  20. Bullying (3)
  21. Cheating (1)
  22. Christmas (2)
  23. Thanksgiving (1)
  24. Easter (1)
  25. New Year's Eve (1)
  26. Drug Abuse (1)
  27. Mental Illness (1)
Show Less Show More
Genre
  1. Comedy (41)
  2. Drama (12)
  3. Farce (12)
  4. Satire (6)
  5. Tragedy (3)
  6. Melodrama (3)
Sub-genre
  1. Fairy Tale (12)
  2. Romantic Comedy (32)
  3. Biographical (3)
  4. Magical Realism (19)
  5. Avant-garde/Experimental (9)
  6. Mystery/Murder Mystery (9)
  7. Historical (13)
  8. Action/Adventure (19)
  9. Fantasy (27)
  10. Fables/Folklore (20)
  11. Romance (18)
  12. Science Fiction (5)
  13. Horror/Gothic (4)
  14. Commedia dell'arte (6)
  15. Mythology (6)
  16. Western (2)
Show Less Show More
Performing Group
  1. Elementary School (5)
  2. Middle School (26)
  3. High School (36)
  4. College Theatre (23)
  5. Professional Theatre (1)
  6. TYA (5)
  7. Senior Theatre (2)
  8. Touring Group (16)
  9. Dinner Theatre (5)
Approx. Run Time (minutes)
10m 45m 10m to 45m
Total Cast Size
1 50 1 to 50
Female Cast Members
0 21 0 to 21
Male Cast Members
0 21 0 to 21

Items 1 to 10 of 41 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid 

  1. Pirates! Cover PM9000

    Pirates!

    A one-act nonmusical by Jon Jory. Freely adapted from The Pirates of Penzance.

    Product Code: PM9000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 9w., 3 either gender.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 25 min.
    Pirates! is an adaptation of the operetta without the music. On turning 21, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship with a band of soft-hearted pirates. He hears a chorus of girls and falls instantly in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley. Complications abound when Frederic learns that, because he was born on Leap Day, a day that occurs every four years, he has had far fewer birthdays and is still indentured to the pirates! This hilarious adaptation uses some of the original song lyrics as dialogue. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  2. Off Road - OA9000

    Off Road

    By Julianna Gross.

    Product Code: OA9000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 2 to 3m., 2w.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 45 min.
    When their car breaks down, high schoolers Mel and Oliver are stuck on the side of the road, forced to make small talk over cupcakes, road trips and Charlotte—Mel’s best friend, and Oliver’s girlfriend. Amid flashbacks of awkward dates and unfinished moments, and surrounded by pressures from school and the inevitable question of Charlotte, Mel and Oliver find themselves outside it all. After all, how can you know what’s right when you don’t know what could have been? Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  3. Why We Like Love Stories

    Why We Like Love Stories

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: WJ6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 2m., 2w., or 4 either gender.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    In the hills above Pin Cushion, California, students go to talk of the world, flirt and yearn. It’s a place where heartbreak awaits. Chloe breaks up with Crooper. Months later, Crooper ineptly attempts to use a mathematical equation to break up with Jessica. Months later, Jessica rebuffs Bark, who pines for her. But then things come full circle. Bark and Chloe—outsiders both—take an awkward, fumbling-for-words walk in the hills and discover a surprising connection that, for the moment at least, promises a future. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  4. This Is a Text

    This Is a Text

    By Stephen Gregg.

    Product Code: T59000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 11 to 17 either gender.

      Digital Script and Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 30 min.
    If Sophia gets a 61 on her exam, she'll get into Coldwater State. But she was up all night, distracted by a mysterious text, and now she can't focus. Sophia's only hope: Flowcus, the concentration pill that sits tantalizingly close on the teacher's desk. This play illustrates a battle against an exam, waged during the age of distraction. Sophia's quest to get into Coldwater State ends in a way that neither she nor the teacher could have anticipated and leads to a conclusion that's both surprising and unexpectedly moving. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  5. Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    Cosmic Fruit Bowl

    By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.

    Product Code: CN6000

    • Comedy | Farce | Satire
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School
    • 4 actors.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 15 min.
    Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret and the budding philosopher. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  6. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Adapted by R.N. Sandberg from Homer's epic story.

    Product Code: O73000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 4 to 20+ actors, gender flexible.

      Livestream Rights Available

      Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.
    • 40 min.
    In this ancient story, the hero Odysseus journeys home from the Trojan War, encountering the Cyclops, Circe, and raging seas. His son, Telemachus, fights his mother's greedy suitors and sets sail to find his father. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  7. Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Adapted by Ashley J. Barnard. From the novel by Jane Austen.

    Product Code: SN6000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • High School | College
    • 5m., 5w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 45 min.
    Two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, are thrust into poverty by their brother's scheming and manipulative wife. Their prospects for marriage nearly ruined, the sisters are nevertheless courted by three dynamic men, each with a dark secret. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More
  8. Rumple Schmumple

    Rumple Schmumple

    By Megan Gogerty

    Product Code: R77000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College
    • 1m., 1w.
    • 10 min.
    An eager queen is more than willing to give up her child to the fiendish Rumpelstiltskin. Learn More
    View Collection
  9. Furry Tails With a Twist

    Furry Tails With a Twist

    By Jennifer Hickok DeFratis.

    Product Code: FB9000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College
    • 1m., 1w., or up to 8 (1m., 1w., 6 either gender).
    • 45 min.
    Two actors accidentally scramble beloved fairy tales and perform "Goldilocks and the Three Wolves," "The Three Billy Trolls Gruff" and "The Three Little Bears." Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

    In Stock

    Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 41 total

per page
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

List  Grid